ISBLI Graduating Class of 2019

Sep 5, 2019 | Education

Congratulations to the first class of the Islamic Speakers Bureau Leadership Institute who graduated on June 15th, 2019. The elegant event took place at Ray’s on the River and celebrated eighteen graduates who successfully completed a rigorous program. The graduates committed to Saturday sessions and worked on a project to advance an Atlanta non-profit.

Graduates, family, donors, team coaches, project sponsors, ISB board members, ISB Advisory Council members and instructors were present to celebrate the graduation. Keynote speaker, Mr. Zaheer Faruqi, delivered a thought provoking message.

Our ISBLI graduates worked in groups throughout the year to complete a project or tackle an issue faced by a non-profit.

The three projects completed this year were:

– Developing a toolkit for mental health to disseminate to Atlanta’s mosques and organizations

– Public Service Announcement about Georgia Muslims – You can see the video produced by the project team here.

– “After Amana,” a sustainable alumni engagement program for Amana Academy


ISBLI 2019 Graduates

Jay Al-Hashimi
Ahmed Awad
Mary Clemons
Wesam Elgendy
Dr. Azza B. El-Remessy
Nosayba El-Sayed
Nura Goodson
Zehra Guller-Sener
Jaasmeen Hamed
Akram Ibrahim
Faiza Mehar
Azhar Mithaiwala
Sameera Omar
Zehra Ozturk
Aseelah Rashid
Umer Rupani
Sadaf Tatari
Zubair Zafar